While The Eagle and other media have gamely tried to keep up with a series of name changes over the past 18 years, many people have never stopped referring to the Via Christi Hospital north of downtown as “St. Francis” and the one on East Harry as “St. Joseph” or “St. Joe.” Praise is due the current leaders at Via Christi Health for accepting that branding, as well as the nonprofit company’s proud roots and ties to the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Wichita. Last week CEO Jeff Korsmo (in photo) announced that Via Christi Health had officially settled on the name Via Christi Hospital St. Joseph, as well as the names Via Christi Hospital St. Francis and Via Christi Hospital St. Teresa for the other hospital campuses.
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